What results for Silmo Paris 2023?
More than 30,000 visitors, half of whom are international. Year after year, Silmo Paris is always full. More than any other, the event is now a must for optical professionals, opticians but also industrialists, who see it as an opportunity to present their new products, their innovations, their ideas for the future. For those who weren't there, we'll take you on a little tour.
Summary Silmo Paris: A must-see event!
The figures are, once again this year, dizzying. 929 companies, 9,400 exhibitors welcomed 31,337 visitors . More than half of them, 15,902, came from abroad. 15,535 professionals from the optics and eyewear industry were present. Without a doubt, the show was once again a huge success. The number of visitors increased by 16.5% compared to 2022.
The organizers were not mistaken: “ This edition of SILMO Paris has definitively confirmed that the meeting -you Parisian is now the place for all the launches of new collections and brands as well as innovative concepts at an international level! Its strength also comes from the formidable bouquet of events within the event to promote innovation, creation, knowledge, to put into perspective companies that invent the optics of today and tomorrow ", they write in a press release.
Exciting conferences and highly anticipated ceremonies
The Silmo credo is also to put the future of the sector at the center of attention, every year. The SILMO NEXT “multidisciplinary exchange” space offered a retrospective of its major advances, such as eco-responsible design, phygital advances or in terms of connected glasses and virtual reality devices.
Certain conferences were very popular, and many topics were discussed, such as the customer journey of the future, from optics to the Metaverse, transformations due to Artificial Intelligence , ecology in Optics, Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), widely highlighted during this edition.
Of course, the Silmo d'Or ceremony is always the highlight of the show. This year's winners show that the jury was keen to reward audacity, innovation and risk-taking. A ceremony which allowed the presentation of new prizes for the first time. The first Committed Company prize was awarded to MYKITA, a Berlin-based company founded in 2003 "which is committed to a responsibility strategy encompassing environmental and social aspects in order to reduce the footprint of its products and all of its activities".
Jean-François Porte, co-founder of the Edgard group and vice-president of the Rassemblement des Opticiens de France, won the international optician prize of the year, prize awarded by the International Opticians Association (IOA)
This new edition of Silmo Paris was therefore largely unanimous, remaining faithful to what makes its strength, while by knowing how to be a force for proposals for the future of the optical-eyewear sector.
Silmo Paris review: The winners of the Silmo d’Or
ETNIA BARCELONA with “BA-BAAAANG!” »
MARCHON with “Flyfree” – NIKE
2 ex-aequo winners: Visual health – ESSILORLUXOTTICA with “Varilux XR Series” Optical System – MORROW with “ Morrow eProgressives »
SAARGOS with “Quicksee Free” – Plenoptika
OPTICAL MOUNT “BRANDS & CLIFFS”
ODLM-SEAPORT with “CC1086 – VEDO” – Carven
“BRANDS & CLAW” SUNGLASSES
ODLM-SEAPORT with “CC4091S NOVE” – Carven
TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN EYEWEAR
SBRUSSET&CO with “Meyro-nde OP”
“CREATEUR LUNETIER” SUN GLASSES
ANDY WOLF with “Blossom col.05”
“CREATEUR LUNETIER” OPTICAL FRAME
CUTLER AND GROSS with “9126 Cat-Eye Glasses”
FIRST CLASS EXHIBITION PRIZE
VERONIKA WILDGRUBER with “LANE”
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
LAFONT with “Ouvrage”